Sugahara - Fujiyama Glass
Each glass is made by hand. The Sugahara craftsmanship brings out the warmth of each glass. Their motto is: “Glass is alive” & “Conversing with glass”. For the glass craftsmen of Sugahara, this is a natural expression. (…)
Each glass is made by hand. The Sugahara craftsmanship brings out the warmth of each glass. Their motto is: “Glass is alive” & “Conversing with glass”. For the glass craftsmen of Sugahara, this is a natural expression. There is a moment when glass, as a liquid under extreme heat, attains its supreme beauty. That moment is captured, and a form is given to it. Drawing out the infinite potential of glass to the fullest. Creating a unique shine and flowing forms.
To do this, Craftsmen stand face-to-face with glass each day and listen to its voice. They aspire to deliver glassware that feels as warm as the human body, which will bring a smile to your lips when you hold it in your hand, and which will add colors when entertaining that special person in your life.
Sugahara never compromises when it comes to handmade glass. Since their beginnings in 1932, in Tokyo, the artisans at Sugahara have applied traditional Japanese design techniques to reveal and express the beauty of glass in ways never before seen, in handcrafted glassware for the tabletop and other uses.
In 1932, Kazuma Sugahara begins a private business manufacturing glassware at what is now in Kameido, Koto-ku, Tokyo. Since then they can be found all over Japan and more recently internationally renowned glassware company.
Designer: Keita Suzuki
Price: Mizuno Manabu (2008)